The Accent is available in several trims: SE or Sport on the hatchback and SE on the four-door sedan. A 137-hp 1.6-liter double overhead-cam engine sends power to the front wheels. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The environmentally friendly Accent has an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle rating. Standard safety features include front seatbelt pre-tensioners and six airbags (front, seat-mounted side-impact, and side-curtain) on all models.
For 2016, the GLS sedan becomes the SE sedan. While the GS hatchback becomes the SE hatchback.